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Using your Android phone to send and receive your email is a logical necessity in today's modern world. If you have set up an email address with HostGator and wish to access your domain-specific email using the Mail application on your smartphone device, then this article is for you!

This article will cover the necessary information needed to set up your Android third-party email client. For more detailed information on setting up your smartphone, we recommend reaching out to your service or phone developer's support resources. 

Pro Tip: Since there are so many different types of phones, tablets, computers, smartphone versions, and networks involved, this article will cover only the basic settings you will need. It's always recommended to reach out to someone who understands your device from a professional standpoint should you experience issues setting up email on a third-party mail client. This article, by no means, should serve as a comprehensive guide covering computer/phone specifics.

Getting Started:

You will need your incoming mail server, outgoing mail server, full email address, and email password. The default settings are listed below. 

  1. Open the Mail app on your phone. 
  2. Tap the Other option.
    Tap the Other option
  3. Enter the Email Address you wish to configure and its Password
  4. Tap on the Manual Setup button.
    Tap on the Manual Setup button
  5. Choose POP or IMAP. IMAP synchronizes the email on your computer with the contents of your account on the server, while POP simply downloads to the device's inbox.
    Choose your incoming server. IMAP or POP
  6. Enter the following Incoming server settings:
    Enter the following Incoming server settings
    • POP
      • Username - Your full email address
      • Password - Your email address password
      • Security Type - None
      • Server - pop.DOMAIN 
    • IMAP
      • Username - Your full email address
      • Password - Your email address password
      • Security Type - None
      • Server - imap.DOMAIN
  7. Enter the following Outgoing server settings:
    Enter the following Outgoing server settings
    • Username - Your full email address
    • Authentication - Your email password
    • Security Type - None
    • SMTP server - smtp.DOMAIN 
  8. Click the NEXT button. 
  9. Choose your desired settings and click Done.
    Choose your desired settings and click Done
  10. Fill in the following two options: 
    • Give this account a name (Optional) – You may leave this as your email address.
    • Your name (Displayed on outgoing messages) – You can change this to your actual name if you like.
  11. Tap the Done button to complete the email setup.
    Tap the Done button to complete the email setup

 If you have trouble setting up your device, check the Generic Email Client Settings article to try a combination of settings before reaching out to support. Sometimes, you must reach out to your cellphone service provider or phone manufacturer for assistance.